Miss Linda and Miss Mary are visiting this week. We are dividing our time equally between beanbrew, art projects, and naps. 🙂 This week’s excerpt, from the last section of The Monster in the Hollows, is one of Miss Linda’s favorites.
When Leeli sang over the cloven, her song rose from the depths of her heart and sent a burst of shimmering cords into the matter of the world. They sizzled from her in a million strands, like a spiderweb of lightning bolts. They shot through [the Wingfeathers], waking something bright in their bones, and each of them felt it differently. The music’s power was invisible to everyone around them, even to Nia; for her and the others it was just a pretty song amidst the clamor of warfare. But for the Jewels of Anniera, who bore the blood of their ancestors, the music reached into secret places and did wondrous things. Janner heard voices, Kalmar saw pictures, and Leeli’s tender heart coursed with the rivers of emotion swirling in those near her, opening her to the deep, unutterable mysteries of their souls.
Discussion: What was your favorite passage this week?
How does music connect you with those you love?
Forum fun: Which is more ferocious: A honeymuffin, or a banana? Discuss in Friday Night Fights!
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